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International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia  #IDAHOBIT

17 May 2021

IDAHOBIT is celebrated annually on May 17 to draw the attention of authorities, the media, the public, opinion makers and local authorities about the situation facing LGBTI people (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people and intersex) and all those who do not behave in accordance with most sexual and gender norms.

This day was created in 2004 to draw the attention of policy makers, opinion makers, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally.

The 17th date was chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses.

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is officially recognized by many countries, international institutions such as the European Parliament and many local authorities.

LGBT United Tetovo to mark this May 17  chose the symbolical motto “United in diversity and solidarity” to cover the difficult situation we have been facing for almost a year due to the pandemic of Covid 19. This global crisis has shown us that there are many humane people and that in such moments of uncertainty and need for help for the most vulnerable categories of citizens, humanity overcomes hatred, good rises above evil, and differences become invisible in the spirit of universal humanity. All this would not have been possible without the trust and support of many humanitarian people and supporters of the LGBTI community.